Major Jonathan Eliot is a Civil War veteran who proposes to Audra, but the family is unaware that his experiences have left him a murderous psychopath obsessed with "perfect" women.
Singer Julia Saxon, an old flame of Jarrod's, arrives in Saxton. However, the townspeople are soon up in arms when they discover that she worked as a spy for the Confederates during the Civil War.
A cattle rancher takes in an amnesiac stagecoach passenger after a crash--Victoria--and decides to convince her that she's his wife.
Jarrod travels to Baker City for a business meeting, but is told that he missed the men he was scheduled to meet with. However, he soon discovers something more sinister afoot.
The Barkleys end up hiring a man to work the ranch that has a reputation for being a jinx, but there's more to him then meets the eye.
Heath becomes involved with a female outlaw who soon becomes infatuated and offers to give up her career and marry him... whether he wants to or not.
Audra witnesses the deaths of three men and is rendered shell-shocked. As Victoria brings her back home, the killers come after them to eliminate the only witness to their crimes.
A bashful dressmaker becomes the target of lawmen and outlaws alike when a succession of journalists point to her as an infamous bandit.
Heath and Nick take care of an infant, while the child's father plans to reunite with it... even though he's a felon with a bounty on his head.
Nick ends up with two other prisoners and condemned to die when a man sets him up to be imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit because his wife is attracted to Nick.
Victoria and Audra are on their way to a wedding and decide to visit Victoria's brother-in-law. However, they're informed that he's been determined insane and turned away, but Victoria doesn't believe it.
There's some feuding between the Barkleys and the Morton family over who will take the honor at the local rodeo.
Special Guest Stars: Lou Rawls
as Joshua Watson |
When a new rancher in Stockton believes that Jarrod is having an affair with his wife, he sets out to destroy Jarrod and his family.
On his way to investigate a cave-in that the Barkleys own stock in, Heath is wounded and mistaken for a payroll robber by vengeful townspeople.
A college-educated Indian, Tom Lightfoot, returns to Stockton. He angers the townspeople by accusing them of constant bigotry, and is forced to stand trial when one man who heckled him turns up murdered.
Victoria poses as a convict named Nellie Handley to enter a prison and find out if the rumors of prisoner abuse are true.
A Hindu prince pays a visit to the Barkleys, and Jarrod's young ward soon becomes interested in him. Meanwhile, Heath suspects the prince's aide when a local woman turns up murdered.
Mormons rent a farm on Barkley lands, but the local people are up in arms when they learn about their marriage customs.
When Victoria and Jarrod stay in a town that charges exorbitant prices because of a ruthless trader, Jarrod decides to open a competing business.
Heath and Nick ride off after horse thieves, and run into Stockton's former sheriff, Harry Bodine. He offers to help but the brothers soon discover that Bodine has other plans.
Heath stops over in a nearly-abandoned town where the remaining five residents play demented games with anyone who crosses their path.
Victoria recruits Edward Hewitt to help her deliver medical supplies to an Indian tribe.
An old flame of Heath's, Sarah Mendez, appeals to Heath to help her smuggle her husband Raoul out of Mexico before the government arrests him.
Jarrod offers to defend a prisoner's son accused of murder. He's unaware that the son is seeking revenge on the people that put his father in jail... and Victoria is his next target.